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F317CCBF792317838725894E007EA62A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1060

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 6, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



HB23-1060 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:03:22 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:11:16 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:12:44 PM  
Representative Story,
bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 23-1060. The bill requires the Colorado
State Forest Service (CSFS) to upgrade and improve its seedling tree nursery
to expand capacity and contribute to reforestation efforts. Specifically,
the nursery must:


- upgrade fields
where bare-root trees and shrubs are grown, including installing a new
pump and pump house, overhauling the irrigation system, and improving the
roads in the fields;


- purchase a new
seed storage cooler; and

- purchase two refrigerated box trucks.



The bill repeals the nursery upgrade requirements on January 1, 2026.
04:14:20 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
04:18:17 PM  
Larimer County Commissioner
Jody Shadduck-McNally, representing Colorado Forest Health Council, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Mark Morgan, representing Forest Health
Council, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Donald Valdez, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Morgan distributed
handouts to the committee (Attachment C).
04:31:43 PM  
Mr. Rob Addington, representing The Nature Conservancy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matt McCombs, representing Colorado State Forest Service, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:59 PM  
The previous panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:40:00 PM  
The previous panel continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:52:35 PM  
Questions continued.
04:52:36 PM  
Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment D.

04:52:42 PM  
Representative Story
introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment E) and described what the amendment
does.
04:54:11 PM  
Committee members asked questions about the amendment.
05:07:11 PM  
Committee members continued to ask questions about the amendment.
05:09:51 PM  
Josh Abram, Legislative
Council Staff, and Sarah Lozano, Office of Legislative Legal Services,
introduced themselves.  Mr. Abram and Ms. Lozano answered questions
about the fiscal note and the changes made by amendment L.001.


05:22:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Story
Seconded Titone
Amabile
Holtorf
Lindsay
Luck
Lukens
Lynch
Martinez
Parenti
Story
Titone
Velasco
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:22:28 PM  
Representative Story gave final comments on the bill.


05:26:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1060, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded Titone
Amabile Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Luck Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Martinez Yes
Parenti Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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